Carrie has been a little under the weather with Strep throat today and yesterday. I stayed home most of the day today with the girls (I took Mya, Olivia, and Madalynn to work for a few hours) and had the chance to take them hiking down the Logan River trail. Hiking is one of our favorite activities to do and we have been planning a hiking activity for the last couple of weeks.
We had a wonderful time walking the trail. The river was expremely high so we stayed away from the water on this trip. The girls (I have Olivia, Mya, and Kennedy with me) loved the bridges, large trees, and animals that we say on the trail. First was the old trees that created a growing house that they could climb and hide and roam through. After spending a few minutes exploring the giant trees we continued on our way.
To our great luck we came across Arial White (this is the name Mya gave to a white butterfly). Mya has been intensely focused over the last few weeks with catching a butterfly to have as a pet. To our surprise and luck Mya say a white butterfly and started chasing it. I joined in the chase and to my surprise with a swoop of the hand I caught the butterfly. We soon transfered it to Mya’s hand and she was so happy to finally have a pet butterfly. The butterfly’s name was officially Arial White (not to be confused with White Arial) and was very soft and beautiful. After carefully carrying the butterfly down the trail we decided that we would let her go so that she didn’t die. When Mya opened her hands the butterfly paused for a few moments, seemed to look at Mya, and then flew away. We decided that the butterfly really loved Mya and she was so happy to have a pet butterfly that loved her even though she couldn’t keep it.
We also saw baby mice, blue hatched eggs, robins, and a couple of garden snakes. Mya has a real knack for spotting snakes. As we went down the trail we were looking at a tree with mushrooms and Mya said, “There’s a snake dad.” Sure enough over on a low hanging branch to the side of the trail was a garden snake. We watched him sun himself on the branch and then to my surprise Mya said, Dad, There’s another snake.” And so there was. She really had an eye to spot the sunning snakes in the twigs, grass, and branches.
It was a wonderful hike on the trail. I’m grateful to have the time to spend moments like these with my beautiful daughters.